- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Vermont say a New York Police Department officer has been arrested for conspiring to distribute oxycodone in the state.

Authorities say Andre Clarke was arrested on Monday in Queens for conspiring to distribute oxycodone in Vermont from 2011 through June 2014.

The 36-year-old Clarke has been an NYPD officer since 2002.

He’s scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, when he will be given a date to report to Vermont for his arraignment.

A federal grand jury in Burlington handed down the multi-count indictment on July 7, charging Clarke, Michael Foreste and Dannis Hackney. Prosecutors say Clarke supplied oxycodone to Michael Foreste. He, in turn, supplied the pills to Dannis Hackney, who sold them in Burlington.

Foreste and Hackney face additional charges.

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